Care Giving

Prayer Chain

The primary way we care for one another is through prayer.  Whatever our burdens or blessings, St. Andrews Parish United Methodist Church is a place where we share our real lives and real selves. If you would like to offer a prayer, joy or concern through our email prayer chain, please do so by emailing the church office or submitting a contact form. If you would like to subscribe to prayer chain emails, please complete a contact form.

Nimble Fingers Knitting and Crochet Ministry

Nimble Fingers

The Nimble Fingers Ministry was established in 2004 to bring joy, hope, healing and love to others with knitted and crocheted prayer shawls and lap robes. The group usually meets Thursday mornings at 10:30am, and interested parties can call or email the church office for more information.  

Nursing Home Sing-Alongs

Members from our congregation frequently visit local nursing homes to share the hope and love of Jesus Christ. Groups sing a variety of favorite hymns and secular selections with nursing home residents at the following facilities...

  • The Palmettos Assisted Living - First Tuesday of each month at 10:00am
  • Ashley Park - Third Wednesday of each month at 10:00am
  • National Health Care - Fourth Tuesday of each month at 10:00a

Stephen Ministry

The Stephen Ministry is named for St. Stephen who was commissioned into service by the Apostles to provide Christian care-giving to others. Today's Stephen Ministers must complete over 50 hours of study and training and commit to serving as caregivers on a completely confidential one-on-one basis.

Stephen Ministers administer care to individuals navigating the loss of a loved one, life with a chronic illness or disability, the end of a marriage, a terminal diagnosis or some other stressful circumstance. They listen, pray and offer support without judgement.

If you feel you could benefit from having a Stephen Minister, or if you are interested in contributing to this ministry, please contact the church office.

We Care Food Groups

When a church member loses a loved one, We Care Food Groups respond with a meal. Food and fellowship provide comfort and healing. If you know of a church member who can benefit from this ministry, or if you would like to contribute to this ministry, please contact the church office.